Sidewalk Juice

Why is Green Energy Hella Good?

Ever wonder why Green Energy is one of our most popular drinks? Besides being packed with tons of nutrients and taste, this drink does exactly what it's called. Give you energy! We all can get slugglish from time to time and sometimes caffeine may not be the best option. Green Energy gives you the energy while supplying your body with all the nutrients it needs to sustain that energy. We have carefully picked our ingredients to give you the healthy boost you need. 

Here is a little break down of the fresh ingredients we use and why they are hella good for you.  

One of spinach’s more well-known health benefits is fiber.  One cup of spinach accounts for 20% of our daily dietary fiber alone which aids digestion to prevent constipation, maintains low blood sugar levels, and can also curb overeating.  Spinach also has anti-cancer properties called flavonoids.  This property slows the division of these cells.  

Parsley is packed with essential vitamins C, B 12, K and A which keeps your immune system strong, nurtures your nervous system and tones your bones.  Parsley is a key herb for supporting healthy kidney function as it helps flush out excess fluids from the body and can help control blood pressure with the folic acid that it contains. 

Kale is one of the greatest super foods there is.  It is extremely low in calorie and has zero fat. Much like spinach, kale is great for aiding digestions with its high fiber content and contains more iron than beef which is very important for healthy cell growth and proper liver function.  It’s also packed with vitamins A, C, K, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.  

Celery is a great aid in weight loss because of its filling fiber and low calories.  It also helps flush out any excess fluid from the body with its high potassium and sodium content.  Celery is very good for your immune system and contains lots of vitamin C.

Cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamins B, B1, B6, C, and D, folate, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium.  What does that mean for you?  Well, with the high content in fiber, cucumbers are used to aid in weight loss and digestion and are very effective in ridding the body of toxins.  They also help promote joint health, relieves gout, arthritis pain, reduce cholesterol, and controls blood pressure. 

We’ve all heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  But why?  What are in apples that keep us so healthy?  Eating apples and drinking apple juice fights against the effects of aging on the brain which means apples can directly affect Alzheimer’s and Parkinon’s and possibly keep it away.  In addition to your brain, apples have a direct affect on your pancreas.  Eating apples can reduce your risk of pancreatic cancer by 23% and studies have shown that women who eat at least one apple a day are 28% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Eating apples is heart-healthy, lowers cholesterol, controls your weight, detoxifies your liver, boosts your immune system, and neutralizes digestion and irritable bowel syndrome. 

Have you ever felt the sting of lemon juice on an open wound?  The sting is actually the citrus in the lemon trying to fight against infections in your body and around your wounds.  Eating and drinking lemons will allow the citrus to fight any infections that are inside your body.  Lemons also help lower cholesterol and increase the levels of HDL which are the good cholesterol.  Lemon juice can relieve gingivitis, stomatitis and inflammation of the tongue.  It is also preventative for the common cold, urinary tract infections, can relieve colic pain, gastric problems, can prevent and cure osteoarthritis.  

Ginger is great for all sorts of remedies to preventative treatment.  Ginger is a helpful remedy for morning sickness, motion sickness, heartburn, migraines and menstrual cramp relief.  Ginger is also used to prevent diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage) and can also prevent the cold, flu, ovarian and colon cancer.